As a black woman in political science, Terri E. Givens is constantly asked why her research expertise isn't what people expect.
Running 'Round the Ivory Tower
The deaths of her mother and a close colleague leave Terri E. Givens reflecting on mourning and on life choices.
Terri Givens, back in the faculty ranks, considers what she learned and why (when the time is right) she may go back.
Terri E. Givens considers what to tell a would-be graduate student about the job market and life as an academic.
Graduate students and new faculty members will be helped in their careers by learning how their institutions work and how they can help shape policy, writes Terri Givens.
Terri Givens considers the lessons learned and confidence gained from those who encouraged her -- and her obligation to do the same for others.
New assistant professors, plotting their paths to tenure, need to remember that the road is rarely smooth, writes Terri E. Givens.